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Animals
Living TV, telly of the dead,
Spitting fear and superstition into my head:
Six long months sitting in the dark,
Red Band cigarettes, living like a no-mark.

So let's take the car to where the animals are.
I don't believe I've ever seen you travel so far.
Let's all go where the animals go
And I'll show you a thing or two the animals know.

And I don't care how civilised you take yourself to be.
No, I don't care. No. I don't care.

So let's all do what the animals do
Instead of what the people keep telling us to.
Let's all behave like it's an animals' rave,
Have a little fun before we go to our graves.
Because we still see what the animals see,
I can tell by the way you've been looking at me.
Let's just say this the animals' way:
If I say I'm going to kill you, it's because I'm going to eat you.

And I don't care how civilised you take yourself to be.
No, I don't care. No. I don't care.

Let's have a can in the back of the van,
Everyone pretend to be an elephant man.
Let's have a can in the back of the van,
Everyone pretend to be an elephant, man.
Because you've got to have a plan in the back of the van,
Everyone pretend to be an elephant man.
You've got to have a can in the back of the van.
Everyone pretend...

© Pat Fish 2011

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Live Stats

49 documented performances (click to explore)
2011 5 (Pat Solo)
2012 9
7 (Pat Solo)
2 (JBC)
2013 10
4 (Pat Solo)
6 (JBC)
2014 10 (JBC)
2015 11
1 (Pat Solo)
10 (JBC)
2017 4 (JBC)

Media

6 Recorded Live Performances
2015-06-28 Chez Geronimo - Bordeaux, France
Credit: Butterfly Pop
2015-01-11 The Windmill - Brixton, London, England
2014-08-20 NN Cafe - Northampton, England
Credit: Tot Barling
2013-06-17 The Cake Shop - New York, USA
Credit: John Leon
2013-02-15 Schauspielhaus Dortmund (Institut) - Dortmund, Germany
Credit: Allroy For Prez
2012-08-24 Private Party - , England
Credit: Philip Snow
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  • Animals
    plasticsoul2001[at]-remove-hotmail.com - Another Wilson, San Gabriel, CA. USA
    18Dec2014 11:17 AM (2 years 248 days ago)
    An instant classic. Jumped into my top 10 JBC tunes after the first listen.